Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fruitcake!





Hi Everyone!!!!! I have to start off with saying thank you to the people who have donated money to Bear!!!! I am giving you cyber (((((((((HUGS))))))))).....I will be taking lots of pictures of him tomorrow..they have warned me though that he is HUGE and he's still hasn't had his surgery so for us not to be alarmed..isn't that sweet...my first words to him will be, (he will be forever loved and never abused and neglected again)...If you don't know what I'm talking about here's a link to Bear's Story..Please read :) .....OK so I did have fun making two cards last night but since I will be gone Sun and Mon I decided to show you the Basic Grey tote bag I made..This is BG fabric called Fruitcake...I LOVE THIS TOTE!!!! it holds a 13x9 pan but it can easily fit more then that on the bottom. In one of the pictures I put a 13x9 pan inside and doesn't it look tiny? ..I'm in the process of making two more totes and looking to make a diaper bag for the dogs..I have Rocky's clothes, wipes, treats, poop bag and paper towels in a regular bag right now but think a huge diaper bag tote would be perfect... :) .....My mom quilted my tote...doesn't she do such an awesome job! gosh love it.....OK I will be back tomorrow with an automatic post set up. I am participating in The Greeting Farm blog hop..I hope everyone likes my card...I hope you all have a fantastic day...
Thank You!!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Friday, July 30, 2010

Cute Girl! and Asking For A Favor



Hi Everyone!!! It feels good to say hi to you all again.... :) ...I do have a favor to ask, it's a financial favor. I would love it if you can click on this link and read the story of Bear..I want to adopt Bear and give him a home he should have received when he was born. I feel that we are loving, caring and overall good home for our animals..I want to give him the love he deserves...but the agency that is taking care of him need financial help..he's a mess but if you read his story you will know that even in as much pain that he has to be in, he just wants to love people...When we head to L.A this weekend we are being allowed to meet him and we are so excited..So I know it's a lot to ask but if you have even a dollar to spare please, please help by donating....Thank you all so much :) ...I will gladly send a thank you card to anyone that donates, so if you do please don't hesitate to tell me and remember that all donations are a tax right off...my email is painkillerinc@yahoo.com..again thank you..
OK on to the card this was the baby card I told you about last week that I made that I had mixed feelings about :) ...I used the sketch from Create4fun Challenge ...The DP is from Little Yellow Bicycle (Baby Safari) ..All the buttons are a mixture. ..I love the corner bling :) they're from Making Memories and the flowers are from Prima...I love this cute girl from The Greeting Farm Cuddle Anya Speaking of TGF..I am participating in there blog hop on Sunday so come back, I'm making it my mission to make a really wonderful card..no pressure right? LOL! I did cut out and pop dot Anya...I will be back tomorrow and thank you again for at least reading this story I wrote :) and I hope Bear touches your heart like he did ours...
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

My First DT Challenge from SS&S...


Hi Everyone!! Thank you so much for sticking with me during this difficult time...I will say it hasn't gotten easier, it hurts so much still. So I told Tim I need to get out of here so we are going to Disneyland Sun/Mon....I'm trying to get back to creating but it's real tough..My Mica was with me all the time so being in my office is just as hard because when I look over or I'm stepping out of my room she's not there to step over...She is no longer in the car...So yep difficult time..I picked out her Urn on Tuesday so when I get her back she will again be with me in my office :( ..but in the meantime I will try to do as much as I can..I have been sewing with my mom and will show you what I have done soon ..it's a Basic Grey tote bag..and you know how much I LOVE BASIC GREY right??? hehe so yep my new favorite tote....OK so because it's been crazy sad around here I missed my first challenge with my new DT..luckily she's so understanding...I haven't been able to meet all the ladies yet so that's a big bummer too...This was my first sketch challenge with Sunday Sketch & Stamp and it was created by Arianne ...The image is from Prairie Fairy Designs and this is Ballerina Gillian isn't she so cute! All the DP is from SEI..The gems, flower and felt butterfly are all from my "stash"...I did cut out and pop dot Gillian....OK again thank you for sticking with me :) I sure do appreciate it...I will start gathering stuff together and have some blog candy pretty soon!! Have a fantastic day and ya know what? I will be back tomorrow..promise :).....
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!!
Mandy
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Devastation :(

It's been a hectic week. Tim left for comic con in San Diego on Wednesday morning with his brothers. It's a tradition, they have gone every year for the last 10 years..Well on Thursday morning Mica had 5 teeth extracted that were in pretty bad shape, she got home and she had a spring in her step so I thought awesome! she will start getting better from here on out :) ..well we were on our way out of town just the kids and I going to have dinner together, I have both Mica and Rocks with us. Mica is on my lap and she started twitching next thing I know she has a full blown seizure, so we pull over and talk to her till she can get her bearings back, it took quite awhile before she does but when she does she starts to whine, in the meantime Chiy calls the vet and he says he's still there and we can take her in, so we high tail it back to Hollister and he checks her out and bottom line he felt it was time ..so I lost my baby today and I can't tell you how devastated I am to have to put her down but I did because I love her so much and didn't want her to suffer...I am so heartbroken..I got to tell her as she took her final breath that I love her...and I watched as she stared back at me with fright but I think a little bit of peace...we were so good together...I already miss her and believe me this sucks! it's going to be so hard to sleep without her next to me....So I need to leave now....I am so stunned to lose both of our dogs that we loved so much within two short months of each other..
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Off To The Beach!

Hi Everyone!!! well today's card is pretty simple and it's my own sketch..All the DP is from Basic Grey (Olivia).....The image is from All That Scraps (Swiss Pixies )..The flowers are from Prima and all the cute buttons are from Michael's button section..the bucket on the image has sunglasses on it but it's a black image so I thought it would be cute to add the sunglasses button over it and Tim thought it was much cuter that way too LOL! ...the pearls are from Recollections...I think that's it :) I hope everyone has a terrific day and I'll see you tomorrow with a baby girl card ;)...Also thank you for the well wishes for Mica :) I truly do appreciate it....
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Thank You Doc & Staff!


Hi Everyone! Mica had her appointment this morning and doc is amazed that she's the same dog from a week ago :) ..she gained 1lb and her breathing is clearer! whoo hoo!!! so on Thursday she's going to have a tooth extracted, so she will have a mild anesthesia and more blood work done but so far she's running around, wagging her tail...yippee! thank you so much for your well wishes :)
OK on to the card...I LOVE our vet and staff, so I wanted to make them a Thank You card for everything they have done for us..All the DP is from Basic Grey. I have been adding some of the (Basic) DP from BG into some of my cards so that's were the off white DP is from behind the image.I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers..The cute animal buttons are from Michael's button section..the image is another one I received in a swap so I'm not sure who it's from..The sentiment is from a new set I bought from Inkadinkado (Thanks)...I did make three cards yesterday, so come back tomorrow, you will want to go grab your beach towel :)...O and Rocky is featured on the front page of the Santa Cruz Animal Services website, check it out he's so darn cute :)...
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mica's Home

My sweet sweet baby is home :) but she's not doing so good :(....I have to make a tough choice on Monday when she goes back to get more blood drawn, once the doc tells me how her blood work is then we can proceed...she looks like those commercials you see on T.V with abused and neglected animals, all emaciated :( it's breaking my heart but we are trying everything to get her to eat and drink, she's so happy to be home and is with me constantly so I am really trying to hold her as much as I can, so please bear with me. I haven't been able to make any cards because my focus is all on her. I hope to be back to blogging soon...please keep good thoughts for her recovery, for the other animal lovers out there, rest assured she is not in pain, she just looks bad, I would not make her suffer even one day if she was in any kind of pain....
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Football!!!!



Hi Everyone!!!! Well my Mica is still in the doggie ER :(....I can't wait to bring her home, so still keep good thoughts for her :)...I also have some exciting news! I was accepted into the DT at Sunday Sketch&Stamp..yay!!!! so cool huh?? now I can design my own sketches and actually see how people use them! that's so exciting! So Diana and Agustina you have to play along now..LOL! you don't need a blog to play you can just email them your picture and they will enter you... (no pressure) (ya right) (play darn it) LOL!..So I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp...All the DP is from Basic Grey (Oliver)..the white brads and red cardstock are all from CTMH....the chipboard football is from my "stash" and the Go Team metal embelly came from Around The Block which I have had forever..it's an actual pin..pretty cool!..and of course this little guy is from The Greeting Farm ( Quarterback Ian)..This so makes me anxious for the NFL to start...Sept 9TH can't come fast enough! I'm an NFL junkie (I admit it :()....So everyone have an awesome day...
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You Got Mail



Hi Everyone!!! Well my Mica is still in the hospital :(..but she does look like she's getting better, she's eating and drinking, doc is going to take more blood from her by this afternoon and I should know more. OK on to the card, today's card was made using a sketch from The Greeting Farm..I did combine both Diana and Agustina's favorite colors :) and my favorite BG paper Green At Heart...This little girl is also from TGF.(Bree)....All the gems are from Taylored Expressions and the flower is from Prima...The cute corner piece is from my "stash"..I hope you have a great Tuesday and I have a card for tomorrow so come back :)
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Good Thoughts For Mica Please :(

Hi Everyone! I'm sorry I'm not posting a card today..I had to take my baby Mica to the hospital this morning, she was not doing good this weekend...Doc called me and told me she has a severe infection and he's hooked her up to an IV and that her x-rays show she has fluid in her lungs, so he's going to fight it aggressively and he was going to keep her overnight..So I am so worried and scared that she won't make it but doc is saying that he feels strongly that he can save her, so PLEASE keep positive thoughts for my baby to make it..I don't want to lose two of my beloved dogs within two months of each other, how devastating ...I will be back tomorrow...

Thank You!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fishing Riley



Hi Everyone!!! Sorry I didn't post, me, my mom and the kids all went out shopping yesterday, the quilt store was having a sale and we bought some pretty cool fabric..We also ran to the new Joanne's superstore and found some dog clothes patterns. I convinced my mom to start trying to make Rocky some clothes LOL! she agreed, so I bought fabric for his clothes..can't wait to show you hehe...I also went by a LSS and bought the new Basic Grey Olivia and Oliver DP can't wait to use it...well today we are off to San Francisco again LOL! it's Tim's birthday tomorrow but he works, so today he wanted to go cruise around San Fran. We can't wait, new places from Yelp to try.. So I hope you have a fantastic Sunday and I do have a card to show you tomorrow, so come back ;)...OK this card was made for my mom to give to her dad for his birthday, she asked me to make him one. Tim loved this card which made me laugh, he thought I did such a good job creating a scene. I used a sketch from Friday Sketchers and the cute background stamps came from SU called Scenery..The brown ribbon and sentiment came from CTMH..The chipboard is from BG and the yellow ribbon is from my "stash"..O!! and all the DP is from Basic Grey Hang 10..I did pop dot the water and Riley, so it is a raised effect...I think that's it :)...see ya tomorrow :)
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!!
Mandy
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Eva


Hi Everyone!!! Gosh darn! I need to work on my pictures. I have been taking them and on the computer it looks bright and clear but then I stick the picture on my blog and they are dark! grrr! so I will be taking them outside again like I used to...So on to the card..I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday and I loved it...All the DP is from Basic Grey (Eva)...The image is from Sarah Kay.. I used two different ribbons and asked my Mom to sew a stitch across the length of the ribbon..I twirled it and liked the effect more then just a flat ribbon...:) the ribbon and tag are from my "stash" ...The brads on the bottom left hand side are from CTMH..and the pink button is from SU....I can't believe how fast it's Thursday..O!!! and by the way Chiy was hired and she starts work tomorrow, she's so excited! I hope you have a fantastic day and I will see you tomorrow...
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Colors and Sassiness


Hi Everyone! I made a card and I like it :)...we went to Walmart last night and I was so excited because I found this child bike/stroller and it was only $119.00! which was awesome because I was going to spend $200.00 on an actual dog bike/stroller combo so I scored! and my mom made him some covers to go over his pillows so that he is comfortable, so in the picture you will see firefighter print, how cool is that..and the coolest thing of all is that he LOVES it!!!! he is king of is throne, as a matter of fact I'm posting so late because he jumped right into it and gave me a look of such hopefulness of wanting to go for a walk :)..LOL!!! OK OK to the card
All the DP is from (who else) Basic Grey (green at heart)...I bought a new punch at Michael's the other day and I like it...This is my own sketch too...I applied for a DT position at Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge I really want to play and create my own sketches so I really hope I get it....The flower Bling is from Basic Grey and the orange brad is from CTMH..The pretty metal hanging flower is from Making Memories and of course this pretty girl is from The Greeting Farm
(Sassy Suzi)...well I think that's it for today...I need to clean my house then I can craft Yay! so hope to see ya all tomorrow!!
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Some More Rocky :)



Hi Everyone!!! well I don't have any cards to show you today :( sorry! I didn't have enough time yesterday to make one but as soon as I finish posting this I am crafting today :)...This morning has already been a whirlwind both Rocky and Mica had to see the vet. I guess Rocky had a cold from the shelter and gave it to Mica, so both dogs are having a hard time breathing and poor Mica is coughing so much, it's worrisome because Mica is 15 and for her to get sick is frightening. Doc put them on antibiotics so hopefully that will help them both...Aren't these picts so cute :)...he's such a cutie! both Mica and Rocks sleep with us so it's been fun because he snores like a truck driver and with his nose being so stuffed he is even louder LOL! ....As soon as his bike/jogger stroller comes in I'll take pictures of him again LOL! yep not kidding hehe...well that's enough about the dogs because I want to make a card :)
so I will be back tomorrow :) have a great day
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Robin Girl :)


Hi Everyone!!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend :)....last night was so funny because I had Rocky with us watching Tim light fireworks and let me tell you I have never had a dog that wants to chase and eat fireworks, it was so funny to see him do that..thank gosh he was on a leash or he would have hurt himself....what a silly dog..
This card was made using a sketch from someone LOL! I have no idea who..OOOOPS! so if I ever find it I will be sure to post it :) ..I bought this girl from WOJ about a year ago and just forgot about her but not anymore...All the DP is from Basic Grey (Lemonade)...the fuchsia and white flower are from Walmart and the green flower is from Prima...The corner metal embelly and all the brads are from CTMH....I hope you have a great Monday and I hope to be back tomorrow :)
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
P.S ..Diana didn't you love Eclipse??..Chiy and I did :) ....
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sugar Nellie Cupcake


Hi Everyone!!!! Well I have to run to Gilroy this morning so I will be back in a little bit to show you Rocky :)...What is everyone doing for the 4TH?? we are staying home, snacking and watching movies all day....This was a card I made using a sketch from The Sugar Bowl. I am excited they changed there rules, so I will be playing with them again... I used my Basic Grey DP that I haven't used in so long (Sultry)...All the bling is from Heidi Swapp.....The ribbon is from SU and all the flowers are from Prima....This sweet girl I have had forever and I'm glad I finally inked her up she's so fun to color...I don't know the name of her but she is a Sugar Nellie image :)...I hope you have a fantastic day and come back tomorrow for a Whiff Of Joy card ...
Thank You!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Hear Me Roar Again!!!


Hi Everyone!!! I'm back home and I'm back on track..so this was a card I made using a sketch from Papertake Weekly, I didn't make the cut off to submit my card so I'm bummed but what do you think? I told myself I wouldn't buy anymore stickers but after seeing these at Michael's I couldn't help myself because I knew how I wanted to use them..the stickers are from DCWV and all the DP is from CTMH... I also used the image from High Hopes because they had a challenge last week for Anything Goes and I also missed that one :( but O well my fault.....It's such a simple card but I like it LOL! Well Chiy has her first job interview today, so cross your fingers for her :)...I will be back tomorrow and I hope to spend the day crafting tomorrow...tomorrow's card will feature a Sugar Nellie so I'll see ya then...and I will have a picture of Rocky :)..
Thank You!!!! Come Again!!!
Mandy
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